reduction linocut 6x6
I have a very special friend in my life and she is a huge chocolate fan and has two lovely chocolate labs. Four years ago, I made her a chocolate themed gift. We both are Christmas time babies - just one day apart, so we share a special bond of holiday babies. This year, it was time to share more chocolate love with her for her birthday.
|Step one - yellow|
Step Two - cut away and print in brown
A reduction linocut is a method where a multi color print is made from one block. Through progressive carving, inking an printing the image emerges as the block is slowly destroyed. In the end, there is only the one edition of the printing and the image can never be reprinted.
|Step Two - Printed in Brown|
Step Three - cut some more and print in dark brown
Want to see how the pros handle reduction linocut? Check out this video about the work of Dave Lefner http://vimeo.com/9858444 .
Happy Friday everyone!